Corten Steel Planting Bowl
A unique and exciting way to elevate your garden, you’ll love our Corten Steel Planting Bowl. Perfect for creating luscious displays of your favourite plants or for making floral arrangements dedicated to a theme. For example, you could fill a bowl with succulents and alpine plants such as sedum, sempervivum or creeping thyme to give a rustic look or perhaps bee friendly plants to create a dedicated wildlife zone in your garden. Available in three sizes from small to large to suit any garden, balcony or terraced planting space. Furthermore, if you want to access new levels in your garden, why not pair the bowl with one of our Corten Steel Pedestals to give added height to your set-up. Another fantastic feature of our Corten Steel Planting Bowl is that it is incredibly weather resistant and durable. Fabricated from 3 mm gauge Corten Steel, it is built to last. This means you can have it sitting safely outside for you to enjoy for years to come. With drainage holes built in and a stand built into the bowl, you can get planting straight away and let time and the weather get to work rusting your steel.
What is Corten Steel?
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia. [/read]
How will your Corten Steel weather?
- In most cases your Corten Steel product will arrive un-rusted. It may have a slight patina or dark oily residue, this is completely normal.
- As weathering begins, the residue breaks down and the rusty colour will start to appear. During this time, any run-off may stain stone or concrete surfaces.
- After weathering (around 6-9 months), run-off may still occur but it will be minimal.
After your corten steel has arrived please unpack immediately, so that any moisture between the packaging does not remain sealed. If you do not do this, there may be irregular rust and stains.
What if you want to speed up the weathering?
Fortunately science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
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Delivery information and costs
Delivery times normally take around 7 working days. The costs are conditional on the size of the product and method of delivery. In most cases the delivery cost is £40-120 which is a customs charge. Pallet deliveries are kerbside only unless a suitable offload area is available. If you have any questions regarding delivery of your order, please do not hesitate to contact us.